Wasting My Husband's Saturday!

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Real Estate Agent with Cressy & Everett Real Estate

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My husband might choke me today......  I think he would rather waste his Saturday laying around on the couch and watching cheesy old movies.  Instead, we are working on painting our dining room!!  This has been an on-going project for nearly a month now.  (We had ugly wall paper to remove first)

He might not have minded so bad, except I want stripes!!  And not in different colors, just between flat and semi-gloss.  I have no idea what he's complaining about, the folks on HGTV knock these rooms with stripes out in 30 minutes or less! 

 hgtv

If anyone has painted stripes before, do you have any tips to share about getting the tape straight?  Or do you have any good disaster or happy ending stories to share?  It's even better if these stories were HGTV inspired!

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Rainer
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Thats funny, and thanks for the post.

Mar 29, 2008 08:26 AM #1
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Chris Horton
Horton's Lawn Care L.L.C. - Burton, MI
I painted a rental house (that was being rented to my aunt & uncle after relocating back to Michigan from Ohio) with a horizontal stripe around the entire living and joined dinning room area, well it wasnt really a strip as the entire top was different from the entire bottom, but as far as doing verticle lines (as I am guessing that is what you want to do) you will want to paint the entire wall or walls in the 1 type of paint let them fully dry over a day or two then tape them off. For ease of taping make small dashes every few feet in pencil and roll the tape from top to bottom but do not press the tape tight to the wall until it is fully rolled out the entire length of the wall. As for pressing it tight to the wall you will want to find your mark in the middle of the wall 1st and line that up which will make it easier to keep the line straight, then you can start back at the top of bottom and make sure your tape is on the line the full length of the wall while pressing it tight. Hope this helps if you need anymore help or ideas on it please let me know.
Mar 29, 2008 08:39 AM #2
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Tricia Flicker-Miller
Cressy & Everett Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
Cressy & Everett
Thanks for the advice Chris! I'll keep you posted. So far we have the tinted primer all the way around the room. We have a ways to go yet!
Mar 29, 2008 08:48 AM #3
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Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate
That is to funny. Being a guy, I know how sacred our Saturdays are, and he must be a good guy to paint with you on a Saturday.
Mar 29, 2008 09:00 AM #4
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